Keller: Bucket List exercise focuses important goals

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A few years ago, it was suggested that I see the movie, “The Bucket List.”

 I’m not a big movie fan, but decided to go, even though I was not very excited about sitting in a theater for two hours. “The Bucket List” tells the story of two men from different backgrounds who meet as patients in a cancer ward. They become friends and, together, make a list of things they want to do before they “kick the bucket.”

Jeanne and I really enjoyed the movie. It was about the two men facing death, not afraid to die, but deciding to live life with purpose and meaning.

They chose not to just coast through life waiting for a sure death, but to live life to the fullest.

At my age, death doesn’t frighten me, but I sometimes feel complacent. I then quickly realize complacency in any area of my life will quickly lead to a life void of purpose and meaning.

I never really thought about making a “bucket list” until now. Thinking of things I’ve wanted to do and procrastinated for years with nothing accomplished is frustrating.

At age 80, it doesn’t have to be a big bucket list full of things to do, but here it goes:

• Write a book titled “Sober and Saved.”

• Next fall drive the east coast and enjoy the beauty of a season’s change.

• Meet with all the family before the year is over for the State of the Keller Address.

• Keep in touch with people who have played a major role in my life.

• Write five letters of encouragement a week to people in need of knowing how important they are to God.

• Convince Jeanne that she is my best friend.

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